Microsoft Transparency Report: Indian Govt Makes 416 Requests For 683 User Accounts
Microsoft has released their second Law Enforcement Request Report, according to which Indian Government made total of 416 requests to Microsoft that required details of 683 user accounts. These requests were made in a period of 6 months between July and December 2013.
The number of requests made have risen by nearly 50 percent, while the user accounts specified have risen by nearly 65% as compared to 6 period between January and June 2013.
According to the report, Microsoft did not disclose full content for any of the accounts requested during the July-Dec 2013 period. However, for 75.24 percent requests, only subscriber or transactional level data was furnished. For 19.23% no data was furnished and 5.53% requests were rejected outright.
Interestingly, India is not among the Top 10 nations when it came to number of requests made. United States led the pack with 5652 requests that required data on over 12979 accounts. Germany made second highest with 5204 requests, followed by France who made 4627 requests.
As for as global numbers go, Microsoft received 35,083 requests asking for information on 58676 accounts. In 2.32% cases they disclosed full content and in 76.43% cases they provided only Subscriber/Transactional level Data. In 17.65% cases no data was found and 3.4% cases were rejected.
Compared to World average, in case of India lesser percentage of disclosure took place.
On a side note, Pinterest became yet another company who have started to disclose the requests made by Global Government and law enforcement agencies. Only a very small number of requests were made to them, that too only from agencies in the United States.
Looks like our Indian Babu’s have not yet woken up to Pinterest as yet!